Trapelia coarctata

Trapelia coarctata is a lichenised fungus in the family, Trapeliaceae.[1]

Trapelia coarctata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Baeomycetales
Family: Trapeliaceae
Genus: Trapelia
T. coarctata
Binomial name
Trapelia coarctata

It was first described as Lichen coarctatus in 1799 by Dawson Turner in Smith & Sowerby's, English Botany.[1][3], and transferred to the genus, Trapelia by Maurice Choisy in 1932.[1][2] It has been found in mallee woodland dry sclerophyll forest, on soil and rocks,[4] in Western Australia, and on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.[4][5] It has a continuous grey thallus, containing gyophoric acid, and is a first coloniser after fire.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Index Fungorum - Names Record: Trapelia coarctata". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Werner (1932). "Lecanoraceae". Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Naturelles du Maroc. 12: 160.
  3. ^ Sowerby, J.; Smith, J.E. (1799). "Contracted Lichen". English Botany. London: Printed for the author by J. Davis. 8: 534.
  4. ^ a b c Gintaras Kantvilas (2019). "An annotated catalogue of the lichens of Kangaroo Island". Swainsona. 32: 76. ISSN 2206-1649. Wikidata Q105719285.
  5. ^ "Trapelia coarctata Kantvilas, Lumbsch & Elix". Retrieved 20 March 2021.

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